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Scottish Birdwatchers' Conference 
Elgin Town Hall, 1 Trinity Place, Elgin, IV30 1UL 
Saturday 21st March 2020

Thank you for deciding to join us in Elgin for the 2020 Scottish Birdwatchers' Conference. Please complete the form below to book your place(s) online. 

The charge for the conference is £35 (incl. VAT) per person. A limited number of discounted places are available to under 25s and students, priced at £25. This includes registration fee, lunch and teas/coffees. Please book online no later than 28th February. Booking will be confirmed by email (or post, as applicable). If you have not received confirmation within 14 days of making your booking, please call 01875 871330. We regret that no refunds can be issued after 8th March 2020.

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Would you be interested in joining staff, volunteers and other delegates for an informal meal on Saturday evening in the Dumfries area? Once we have a firmer idea of numbers we shall be back in touch with regards to venue and other details (this is only an expression of interest at this stage). Note this is not included in the conference fee Invalid Input
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Secure your dinner booking by sending your payment directly to the conference caterer.
Bacs details: Account name ‘Gayle Johnstone’,
Acc number 01136461, sort code 80-46-74 or send a cheque payable to Gayle Johnstone by Friday 21 February 2020 to: Newlands of Easterton, Birnie, Elgin IV30 8SW. Please use the following reference when making your payment: ETH21MAR
If you plan to make a weekend of it, we’ll be running a number of field trips on Sunday morning that you may wish to join.

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For the two refreshment breaks (mid-morning and mid-afternoon), the caterer will be supplying disposable (but fully recyclable) cups. In the interest of reducing waste, please indicate here if you would prefer to bring your own cup*. Invalid Input * By selecting Yes, you are committing to bringing your cup on the day. We cannot guarantee that there will be a spare disposable cup available in the event of you forgetting. Your delegate badge will bear an appropriate symbol to indicate that you opted to bring your own cup. Catering staff have kindly offered to wash the re-usable cups after the first refreshment break.
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Please select how much you'd like to donate by clicking on one of the amounts.
If you are a UK tax payer, the SOC can reclaim the tax you have paid on your donation (including membership subscriptions) to the Club (currently 25p for every £1 you donate).

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Data Protection

The personal details supplied on this form will be held by SOC and/or our conference partners, BTO Scotland, in a secure environment and will not be shared with any third parties, other than that required by law. SOC/BTO will only use your personal information for the purposes of managing your booking and place(s) at the conference. This includes providing venue organisers with your name and any specific access/dietary requirements. We will only use your information for the purposes of processing your booking unless you actively sign up to SOC's mailing list. In order to minimise the risk of security incidents, SOC fully outsource all payment processing to FoxyCart is PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Compliant as a Level 1 Service Provider, and is listed on both Visa and MasterCard's global registries. Anytime you submit payment information via the Club's website, you are submitting through FoxyCart's secure infrastructure. If you opt to save your payment information during checkout, that information is stored at FoxyCart. SOC don't have access to your payment details except for the last 4 digits, the card type, and the expiration date.


SOC brings together like-minded individuals with a passion for birds, nature and conservation through a programme of talks, outings, conferences and via the Club’s quarterly journal, Scottish Birds.